Des Moines Airport Informational Guide to Des Moines International Airport (DSM) - NON OFFICIAL

Des Moines Airport Bus

From Des Moines Airport there are several bus options: 

Des Moines Area Regional Transit

Route 8 serves Des Moines Airport.

It operates Monday to Friday between DART Central Station and Airport South Park & Ride.

Other destinations of Route 8 are Wakonda Shopping Center and Iowa Center for Higher Education.


Ticket is 1.75$.

For more information about schedules and fares, please check here

Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (HIRTA)

Passengers can also arrange transportation to the surrounding counties of Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Marion, Story and Warren of Polk County and Des Moines Airport. 

Contact: +1 (877) 686-0029 |

For further information, please check HIRTA website.

other buses

To transfer outside Greater Des Moines Metro Area and to Central Iowa region, passengers can contact the following transportation companies:

Greyhound Bus Lines: +1 (515) 243-1773

Jefferson Bus Lines: +1 (888) 864-2838

Trailways Bus System: +1 (515) 288-9459

Windstar Lines: +1 (888) 494-6378 


Physically challenged passengers can request assisted transportation from Des Moines Airport:

Fraser Medical Services: +1 (515) 284-1111

Midwest Ambucare, Inc.: +1 (515) 252-0022


There are available courtesy hotel shuttles at Des Moines Airport.

We recommend to check first with your hotel to know if the service is offered.